Swarming is actively encouraged
This makes for stronger bees
More resilient bees
More genteel bees
More swarms available to nature
Honey bee Good Housekeeping .
Forget anything you might know about conventional beekeeping, this is not beekeeping, this is a "honey bee-habitat."
How it works??
1: Buy, Install, with the provided compost in the bottom, and top holes plugged.
2: two month before swarm season, bait your hive with the bait provided.
3: you can put up lures and swarm traps, to further increase your chances of catching bees.
4: once bees move in, or you pop some in, you are beekeeper. Job done.
How to get Honey??
1: yes this can be adapted to get some exes honey!
2: Buy some honey boxes, attache them to the Beehive.
3: Then before the end of summer in your second year and every year after that, you can harvest honey, for you and your family.
Everything and then feed sugar
or at best a wild-guess as to what they will need for winter.
Bees don’t make honey, they want to make more bees, honey is only to survive though winter.
Due to the hive design, only execs honey is stored in the honey boxes.
So no guess work required, as long as it is taken early. There is no impact on the hive. (Well that is what I have found over the time I have been experimenting with this concept.)
Yes: in most
No: in “Top bar Hive”
Swarming is actively stopped.
This is done by killing new queens.
Cutting queens wings so they cannot fly
To name a few practices
Virtually every beekeeper will, to “help” however this has the opposite affect!
It makes future generations reliant on the feed
It makes the honey a, “sugar honey” not a “nectar honey”, thus having very little benefits other than tasting like honey.
This is to strengthen the bee population and help to adapt to the environment and new pests and diseases. This also helps increase bee colony’s naturally
Normally in a vertical home